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Taliban kill 6 Afghan policemen in ambush

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

A provincial security official says that Taliban fighters killed six Afghan policemen in an ambush in western Afghanistan.

Israel official: plea bargain for celebrity rabbi

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

An Israeli official says a multimillionaire celebrity rabbi with a following in the U.S. has accepted a plea bargain in a high-profile bribery case and could face a year in prison.

No welfare for weed under House bill

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

The House passed a bill Tuesday night that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal.

Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.

Benghazi select committee holding 1st open hearing

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

The House Select Committee on Benghazi gets its public debut Wednesday, two years after militants in the eastern Libyan city killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, and four months after Republicans launched their special investigation.

Sony forecasts $2 billion loss, cites weak mobile

|Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Sony expects its annual loss to swell to more than $2 billion after writing down the value of its troubled mobile business as phone sales sagged amid brutal competition.

Obama: Ebola one day, extremist threat the next

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Underscoring the multiple challenges facing his administration, President Barack Obama is consulting with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants, just a day after boosting the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants.

Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa.

Miley Cyrus date barely makes court appearance

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

A massively famous celebrity meets a young homeless man in Hollywood and introduces him to an audience of millions. Then, just when it looks like the man is going to triumph, his dark past comes back to haunt him.